In Memorium To Our Fallen


IN MEMORIUM
OF OUR FALLEN BROTHERS


“I have no ambition in this world but one, and that is to be a firefighter The position may, in the eyes of some, appear to be a lowly one; but we who know the work which the firefighter has to do believe that his is a noble calling. There is an adage which says that, "Nothing can be destroyed except by fire." We strive to preserve from destruction the wealth of the world which is the product of the industry of men, necessary for the comfort of both the rich and the poor. We are defenders from fires of the art which has beautified the world, the product of the genius of men and the means of refinement of mankind. (But, above all; our proudest endeavor is to save lives of men-the work of God Himself. Under the impulse of such thoughts, the nobility of the occupation thrills us and stimulates us to deeds of daring, even at the supreme sacrifice. Such considerations may not strike the average mind, but they are sufficient to fill to the limit our ambition in life and to make us serve the general purpose of human society.”
                                                                                        —Chief Edward F. Croker FDNY circa 1910

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THOMAS WEISENBACH
FIREFIGHTER
DIED NOVEMBER 7,1941
LINE OF DUTY

APPARATUS ACCIDENT


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PHILIP KEHR
FIREFIGHTER
AGE 50
DIED NOVEMBER 7, 1943
LINE OF DUTY

FIREFIGHTER KEHR WAS KILLED WHEN HIS FIRE TRUCK RESPONDING TO A BRUSH FIRE COLLIDED WITH A BUS. FF KEHR DIED ON THE SCENE OF FATAL TRAUMATIC INJURIES.

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WILLIAM BLISS
BATTALION CHIEF
AGE 46
DIED NOVEMBER 28, 1943

LINE OF DUTY



FIREFIGHTER BLISS SUCCUMBED TO INJURIES SUSTAINED NOV. 7,
1943 WHEN HIS FIRE TRUCK RESPONDING TO A BRUSH FIRE COLLIDED WITH A BUS


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WILLIAM ENTWISTLE
FIREFIGHTER
DIED JANUARY 17, 1983
LINE OF DUTY

 

WHILE ATTEMPTING TO EXTINGUISH A FIRE AT THE NEW MILFORD BORO HALL FIREFIGHTER ENTWISTLE BECAME TRAPPED AND WAS UNABLE TO ESCAPE. HE ULTIMATELY SUSTAINED FATAL INJURIES.

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 PATROLMAN RAY WOODS
NEW MILFORD POLICE DEPARTMENT

DIED NOVEMBER 28, 1972
LINE OF DUTY 


PATROLMAN WOODS WAS KILLED WHILE ATTEMPTING TO SAVE A RESIDENT FROM A FIRE. HE IS THE ONLY MEMBER OF THE NEW MILFORD POLICE DEPARTMENT TO HAVE BEEN KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY.

 

 



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